VINITALY INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY or VIA is an educational initiative aimed at simplifying the vast diversity of Italian grape varietals by explaining, divulging and broadcasting the characteristics of Italian wine around the world. VIA was launched in February 2014 by Stevie Kim (Managing Director of Vinitaly International) and Dr Ian D’Agata (Scientific Director of VIA).
After more than ten stopovers of the Academy around the globe in 2014, VIA launched the very first edition of its Certification Course that was held just before Vinitaly 2015 and saw the participation of 55 candidates from 17 different countries.